posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 06:32 PM
TOKYO: A North Korean army minister was reportedly executed with a mortar round for drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after
the death of Kim Jong-il. Kim Chol, the vice-minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed
the leadership after his father died in December. On the orders of Mr Kim to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair", Kim Chol was forced
to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and was "obliterated", South Korean media reported. Read more:
Unbelievable (or believable, depending on your view)
I can't imagine the fear of standing on a spot knowing that a mortar round is going to drop on your head.
It makes me think of the "old days" where corporal punishment was a part of military life - but even this is ridiculous.
Analysts are suggesting he is showing his "power" and trying to cement his power base; leading by a system of abject fear and terror for your rank
and file isn't the way it should be.
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